"Redeeming Love" and "American Underdog" Keep their Top-10 Spots
The two faith-based films continue to perform well at the box office.
Redeeming Love, based on Francine Rivers' novel by the same name, brought in just over $1 million in ticket revenue from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from The Numbers website. That puts the movie, which stars Abigail Cowen and Tom Lewis, in seventh place overall in its third weekend in theaters, down from the fourth spot a week ago.
American Underdog, a biopic about Hall-of-Fame football player Kurt Warner, came in next on the list claiming eighth place, a one-spot drop from last weekend. The film from the Christian brother team of Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin has been in the box office Top-10 since it debuted on Christmas Day, and it earned $800,000 from Friday through Sunday; that brings its total haul thus far to $25.88 million.
This past weekend's performance was particularly impressive considering the movie's theatrical fortunes faced something of a double whammy: it went on sale digitally on Friday and its theater count dropped to 1,470 venues from 2,113 the previous weekend. American Underdog becomes available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray February 22nd.